PE Pipe

PE Jointing Methods

Jointing Methods There are three weldable jointing methods available for PE (Electrofusion, Butt Fusion and IR Weld). Each method has pros and cons. A brief overview is provided, please see machine section page 286 - 293 for a more details.

Electro-Fusion Welding

Electrofusion welding uses a high current machine to heat an embedded coil in the fitting welding pipe and fitting.

Pros:  Quick and easy to use by installer and maintenance  Minimal internal beads.  Ability to put together and align prior to welding

Cons:  Overall length of joint may be longer.  Installer needs to adhere to welding techniques.



Buy MSA 2.0

790 156 001

Buy Angle Adaptors 4mm X 4.7mm

799 350 341

Hire MSA250


Butt Fusion Welding

The fusion areas of the pipes and fittings are heated to fusion temperature and joined by means of mechanical pressure, without using additional materials.

Pros:  Field units suitable for site work

Cons:  Leaves an internal bead within pipe.  Long cool down time

Please see page 290 for Ordering Information

IR Welding IR-Welding is a form of butt welding where the heater plate does not meet the pipework. It offers very repeatable weld and utilises a bench style machine. Pros:  Very repeatable welding with accuracy to the mm.  Weld records of each weld available.  As the heater plate has no contact with pipework very little chance of impurities entering weld. Cons:  Typically, a workshop machine and not suitable for site installation without a controlled environment.  Certification required for machine

Please see page 291 for Ordering Information

Cleaner & Wipes


CODE Cleaner 1L 799 298 023



Box Qty 75


Box Qty 160


DEGREASING TISSUE CODE Sold as single units 799 496 011

1300 PIPING (1300 747 464)

V 4.1

PAAS Source Book 131

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